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Poll: Thom Tillis Leads Kay Hagan By 7 Points In U.S. Senate Race PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 January 2014 13:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis would run away with the seat, defeating incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan by 7 points. 

 
The poll from Ramussen Reports, shows likely North Carolina voters giving Tillis 47 percent of the vote, with Hagan drawing 40 percent. Ten percent say they are undecided, and 3 percent chose another candidate.
 
The poll is the first look at North Carolina's hotly contested seat by national pollster Rasmussen. 
 
Tillis is by no means assured that he will be the Republican nominee. To do that, he must defeat a handul of other Republican hopefuls in the May 6 primary election. If no one garners the necessary 40 percent, the fight for the GOP nomination will head to a summer runoff.
 
While Hagan is behind in the poll, she is far ahead in fundraising. 
 
Hagan's team reports $6.8 million on hand, having brought in more than $2 million in the last three months of 2013. 
 
Tillis' side has reported having $1.3 million on hand, with $700,000 raised in final quarter of the year.
 
The House Speaker is one of seven Republicans seeking the Republican Party's nomination to challenge Hagan. The others are Greg Brannon, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Bill Flynn, Ted Alexander, and Edward Kryn.
 
Hagan has drawn her own in-party challenger. Fred Westphal says he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat.
 
Candidate David Waddell is also in the race. He says he will run on the Constitution Party ticket.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 13:26
 
N.C. Supreme Court: No Delay In 2014 Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 January 2014 13:03

 

RALEIGH, (AP) — The 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina's highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider whether the most recent version of election districts are legal.
 
The state Supreme Court said Friday it would not delay the elections as requested by voters and groups challenging the district maps in court.
 
They wanted to halt the start of the election schedule that begins Feb. 10 with candidate filing, as well as the May 6 primary until the court ruled whether the boundaries are legal. The seven-member court heard oral arguments on the issue earlier this month.
 
 
CBS Poll: President Obama's Job Approval At Just 46 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 January 2014 12:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A new CBS poll has found President Obama's job approval rating continues mired in the mid-40s as he begins his sixth year as the nation's leader. Now at 46 percent,  his approval rating has been below 50 percent since last February. Forty-seven (47) percent of Americans disapprove of how he's doing his job.

 
In more bad news for the president, the poll reveals that more Americans disapprove than approve of he's handing specific issues. CBS notes that "approval is especially low on the President's handling of the budget deficit and the surveillance activities by the National Security Agency."
 
Foreign policy
42 percent approval, 42 percent disapproval
 
Economy
41 percent approval,  53 percent disapproval
 
Health care
41 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval
 
NSA surveillance
35 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval
 
Budget deficit
34 percent approval, 57 percent disapproval
Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 12:57
 
'Moral Monday' Anti-Republican Protest Score Card: 31 Acquitted, 26 Convicted So Far PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:08

RALEIGH, (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Wake County prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against more than 50 people arrested last year while protesting at the state legislature.

 
NAACP President William Barber says lawyers representing protesters were told Wednesday that charges are being dropped against those arrested at the Moral Monday protest May 20. Barber says the cases were dismissed after two protesters tried Tuesday were acquitted by District Court Judge Joy Hamilton.
 
District Attorney Colon Willoughby did not know the total number of dismissals, but said his office plans to move forward with the remaining cases.
 
More than 930 people were arrested last year at protests over conservative legislation enacted by the Republican-led General Assembly. Barber said 31 defendants have been acquitted so far, with 26 found guilty.
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:09
 
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